Fashion Business School Executive Education: Fashion Provocations
Our industry is experiencing significant change with new technologies beginning to alter our value system. Delivered in conjunction with the college's Fashion Business School, this event will introduce you to some of these changes and through forward thinking lectures, discussion and debate, help you understand the implications for your business and the fashion eco-system...
Our industry is experiencing significant change with new technologies beginning to alter our value system. Delivered in conjunction with the college's Fashion Business School, this event will introduce you to some of these changes and through forward thinking lectures, discussion and debate, help you understand the implications for your business and the fashion eco-system. This unique day is also an opportunity to connect with the innovative and thought-leading Executive MBA at London College of Fashion.
09.30: Arrival and registration
10.00: Welcome from the Executive MBA (Fashion) Course Leader James Clark
10.30: Rethinking the customer journey. Omnichannel implementation strategies - Matteo Montecchi
11.30: Disruption? Reassessing retail business model design. Delivered by James Clark
12.30: Lunch break and networking
13.30: The Fintech effect: Fintech application within the fashion industry - Abdullah Abo Milhim
14.30: Leadership Matters? Engaging with human capital to deliver strategic advantage. Lisa Henderson
16.00: Panel discussion. Developing leading fashion businesses. Facilitated by Jonathan Chippindale, Chief executive, Holition
16.45: Close comments by the Executive MBA (Fashion) Course Leader James Clark
James Clark - James Clark is the course leader of the Executive MBA (Fashion) and a senior lecturer specialising in fashion product management at London College of Fashion, UAL. His teaching within the Fashion Business School currently covers fashion merchandising, supply chain management and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining UAL, he worked within the UK fashion retail industry which includes substantive positions with Debenhams, Coats Viyella and House of Fraser. This practical experience blended with his academic research interests enables James to consult within industry and has published Fashion Merchandising: Principles and Practice, the first academic resource aimed at European fashion retail undergraduates and early career merchandisers. His current PhD research focuses on the effects of disruption on fashion retail business models.
Matteo Montecchi - Matteo Montecchi is Senior Lecturer in Fashion Marketing and Course Leader for the Integrated MSc in Strategic Fashion Management. His expertise is strategic marketing for fashion, lifestyle and luxury products, digital and social media marketing for luxury brands and online retailing. He has extensive experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including MBA and executive courses, both in the context of specialist fashion colleges and business schools. Matteo’s research investigates how digital technologies and emerging social platforms influence the creation, development and management of fashion and luxury brands.
Abdullah Abo Milhim - Abdullah joined London College of Fashion in 2013 and has taught at both under and post graduate levels including the EMBA within the Fashion Business School. Prior to his move into higher education, Abdullah enjoyed significant experience in investment banking, working for Merrill Lynch as a structured finance analyst with a special focus on emerging markets. He has also worked with Bloomberg as an equity analyst covering emerging markets, the hedge fund industry as a Buy-Side Research Analyst for MENA Capital.In addition, Abdullah is a professional freelance-training consultant. He has consulted on projects for Western Union UK, trained senior partners in HSBC, PwC and KPMG and various oil and gas companies and emerging markets government departments.
Lisa Henderson - Lisa Henderson is a Lecturer in Human Resources Management and studied MSc International Human Resource Management at Kingston University. She is accredited to the Chartered Management Institute as Chartered Manager and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. In her twenty year industry career she has worked globally in the Retail Operations specialism developing SME and start-up businesses. Her role as an industry practitioner with vast and varied experience in leading, managing and developing people within organisations has led Lisa into higher education teaching where she lectures at under and post graduate level.
Lisa’s PhD research focuses on Strategic Leadership and Culture within industry. She also has a strong research interest in the generational challenges and wellbeing of the future workforce. She has contributed to the Strategic Fashion Management textbook with a chapter on Human Resource Management.
Jonathan Chippindale - Jonathan is a digital entrepreneur, with a successful technology start-up and a wide experience of mentoring and advising both businesses and respected academic institutions around the world.
His wealth of knowledge has been built over twenty five years of experience in luxury goods, with an emphasis on digital. He possesses a proven track record of creating value and driving sales using insights, creativity, innovation, collaboration and cultural sensitivity. Having lived and worked overseas Jonathan has strong knowledge of consumer markets from the United States, across Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
Holition is a synthesis of futurists, luxury marketers, retail specialists and cutting edge leaders in innovative and emerging digital technology. An artistic approach to the design of technology sets it apart, crafting premium digital experiences for a growing network of pioneering luxury organisations including Richemont, LVMH, Kering and Swatch Group across the emerging digital fashion and accessory sectors.
Their creative augmented reality, holographic, ‘touch' and wearable tech solutions bring audiences closer to brands, connecting digital to retail by delivering memorable retail experiences online, in-store and through mobile. Their international deployments have been installed at premium retail stores including Selfridges, Harrods, and Dover Street Market in London, Isetan in Tokyo, and Bloomingdales in New York.
Their team are experts in the areas of digital retail and are widely invited to be thought leaders at global conferences and events; sharing their knowledge and experience to encourage thinking beyond the expected.
About the Executive MBA (Fashion)
The Executive MBA (Fashion) has been created for busy international professionals working at a senior level and is designed to help you achieve a leadership role. The first of its kind to focus on fashion, this exclusive programme combines short face-to-face teaching blocks and networking events in London with online distance learning, accessible from wherever you are in the world.
Included in the day you will receive:
- Access to lecture slides post event
- Copy of the Fashion Advisory Council report: Big data – managing the disruptive forces of the fashion industry
- Refreshments and a sandwich lunch